Return to Earth
Publication date 2008-02-27
Topics Pok, Pokstar, Spacegoat, Spacegoats, troubadour, troubadours, lost troubadours, Brighton, psychedelic, psychedelia, saz, baglama, dulcimer, tambura, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Dylan, Grateful Dead
The Lost Troubadours' first gig, in the back room of The Gladstone, a pub adjacent to the celebrated Vogue Gyratory roundabout on the Lewes Road, Brigton (UK). Pok's 43rd birthday and the third anniversary of Pok and Auralie being together.
Pok - vocals, mandola, electric guitar
Auralie - vocals, tambura, dulcimer, recorder, percussion
Matthew - saz, percussion
Justin Love - vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Mark - Korg MiniSynth, vocals
Selena - electric bass guitar, vocals
"Dance Vivant" is a melody by Auralie, with French words she wrote to it.
"Big Railroad Blues" is the American traditional number popularised by the Grateful Dead.
The ISB amalgam involves "The Greatest Friend" plus bits of "Douglas Traherne Harding", "You Get Brighter" and "A Very Cellular Song"
"It's All Too Much" is The Beatles' song.
"The Rising of the Sun" involves lyrics by Pok (about direct action at the Hill of Tara) to the melody of the Irish traditional "Rising of the Moon"
"Mountains of the Moon" is the Grateful Dead song (from Aoxomoxoa).
"Love Minus Zero/No Limit" is the Dylan classic.
"The Cats of Magmu" involves lyrics by Pok set to the medaevil Christian "Lyke Wake Dirge" melody.
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